- March27, 2009 NRIs
face least crime, have higher education and income than the national
- March27, 2009: The
most expensive home for sale in the U.S.--
the home of Aaron Spelling is seen in the Holmby Hills section
of Los Angeles. The widow of producer Aaron Spelling is placing
the 56,000 square-.....
- Dec. 20, 2008: This year, Americans worked 74 days to pay their
federal taxes and 39 days more to cover state and local levies
- To find low-tax places to retire: Many of the
low-tax retirement havens have no state sales tax, like Billings,
Mont., or no state income tax, like Sioux Falls, S.D. There's
nothing like zero tax to make your retirement dollar go further.One
low-tax retirement gem, Stafford, Texas, a suburb of Houston,
eliminated its property tax in 1995. Texas is also one of seven
states with no income tax. (The others are Alaska, Florida, Nevada,
South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming.) Stafford also has the
lowest sales tax in the Houston area.
The most stolen car in America: 1995 Honda Civic was the most
stolen car in America. In its annual "Hot Wheels" report,
the NICB said the '95 Civic was followed by the '91 Honda Accord,
the '89 Toyota Camry and the '97 Ford F-150 as the nation's most
stolen cars in 2007. The top four on the list are unchanged from
2006. For the fourth year in a row, the '95 Civic has been in
the top 10.
- Indian Americans are the richest ethnic group residing in United
States. Indians have climbed up the success ladder and are one
of the pillars of the American society today. The average yearly
income of an Indian worker is $51,904, and 59.9% of them are in
working in the managerial positions more than any other Asian
group residing in USA.
- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Clinton made
nearly $109 million since they left the White House, capitalizing
on the world's interest in the former first couple and lucrative
business ventures... dated April 04. 2008.
- Sales of Existing Single-Family Homes
Drop in 2007 by Largest Amount in 25 Years :The National
Association of Realtors reported Thursday that sales of single-family
homes fell by 13 percent last year, the biggest decline since
a 17.7 percent drop in 1982. The median price of a single-family
home fell to $217,800 in 2007, down 1.8 percent from 2006.
- The top 10 most literate cities included:1—Minneapolis,
Minn. 2—Seattle, Wash. 3—St. Paul, Minn. 4—Denver,
Colo. 5—Washington, D.C. 6—St. Louis, Mo. 7—San
Francisco, Calif. 8—Atlanta, Ga. 9—Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Most Expensive Homes in the U.S. as of October 15,
2007 -Call it quaint, but there was a time when a $75
million house made news. In 2005, that's what happened when the
Three Ponds Estate, in Bridgehampton, N.Y., landed at the top
of our list of most expensive homes in the United States.No more.
That number is practically pocket change compared with what the
market currently bears.This year, the country's priciest properties
include William Randolph Hearst's $165 million Beverly Hills,
Calif., mansion; a $135 million Aspen, Colo., ranch; and a $125
million Versailles-inspired estate in Beverly Hills, Calif.
- The life expectancy for Americans is nearly 78 years in the
longest in U.S. history. The previous record, 77.8 as recorded
in 2004. The increase was more dramatic in contrast with 1995,
when life expectancy was 75.8, and 1955, when it was 69.6.
- As of Sep., 2007, it is estimated that 400,000 Indians are in
the US illegally. Most likely overstayed tourist, student or high-skilled
visas. Roughly one million Indians waiting for green cards or
their right to live and work in the US.
- America's safest city, Brick Township, NJ: Key stat: 55.9 incidents
of crime per 100,000 residents.This small city near the Jersey
shore recorded the lowest rate of violent crime of any town of
75,000 residents or more, according to Morgan Quitno Press, an
independent research publisher in Lawrence, Kansas, which used
FBI statistics in its analysis.
- Dec. 01, 2006: Minnesota was deemed the healthiest U.S. state
for the fourth year in a row.States making the most improvement
in the past year were Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and Kansas, the
report found, while those with the biggest declines were New Mexico,
Idaho and West Virginia.
- Since 1990, America is a healthier place but from year 2000
dramatic increase in obesity, a rising number of Americans --
46.6 million in a country of 300 million -- without health insurance,
and smoking by 21 percent of U.S. adults
- Sikhs in USA: California's 100,000 Sikhs make up a fifth of
the nation's total of nearly 500,000.
- There are an estimated 700,000 Telugu speaking
people in the US .
- Over 300,000 Indian Americans work in the information
technology field, with an average income of $200,000 per year.
According to the Indian
Embassy in Washington, the 1.5 million people of Indian
origin in America generate some pretty impressive statistics:
the median income of the Indian American family is $60,093
as compared to the national median income of $38,885,
and their buying power is a whopping $20 billion. Over
5,000 Indian Americans serve as faculty in universities
across America, interacting with the mainstream of America.
Over 300,000 Indian Americans work in the information
technology field, with an average income of $200,000
- The USA is the single biggest source of foreign investment in
- Indian Americans made up 10 percent of American
physicians, owned 35 percent of the hotels in this country, and
they created jobs for others.
USA, in 2003, 23 million households had
high-speed access, up from 16 million the year before
- Online travel to reach $71 bln by 2006
- 40% of U.S. households are expected to own at
least one digital camera by the end of 2004
- In India, more than 50% new graduate from universities
are on the road without jobs- Under stress, they are involving
in drugs, corruption, robberies, and involve in ill sources to
make money for surviving
- USA: According to the survey, 60 percent of singles
aged 40-69 are women, a majority of them divorced. Forty-two percent
of the men and 24 percent of the women had never been married
- USA: 8 million illegal
immigrants estimated to be in the United States, about 400,000
have been identified and ordered deported. (Sep 18,2003 report)
- USA: Identity stolen of nearly 1 in 8 adults-more
than 27 million people have been victims of identity theft during
the last five years, the Federal Trade Commission reports. In
2002, 9.9 million people were victims of identity theft, costing
them $5 billion and businesses and financial institutions almost
- More than 15 percent of Americans ages 6-19 are
- Nearly $2 billion worth of trade crosses the
Canada-U.S. border every day, and Canada-Mexico trade is worth
$15 billion a year
- USA: Aveage American household income around
$42,000 a year but a credit-card debt in 2001 skyrocked, topping
$8234 per household
35 per cent of cab drivers in
New York are of South Asian origin from India, Pakistan and
35 per cent of cab drivers in
New York are of South Asian origin from India, Pakistan and
- US has 8% of the world's population, and enjoys
33% of the world's resources.
- One medical freshman out of 10 in most American
universities is of Indian origin. While there are about 26,000
doctors of Indian origin among 600,000 doctors across America,
10 per cent of the 17,000 doctors graduating this year alone
- Indian Americans are one of wealthiest and best
educated communities in the United States. NRI in US has median
household income of $60,093, compared with $41,110 American
- USA: At the beginning of the twentieth
century the divorce rate in America was under ten percent. By
2005 the divorce rate was just under fifty percent
- USA: NRI families in US rings in at almost
$69,000 per year about $20,000 more than the average American
household income, according to the 2004 American Community Survey
by the U.S. Census Bureau
- Two deaths per 10,000 vehicle accidents in the
US, the mortality rate in India is 140 per 10,000 accidents
- InUS, NRI
Sikh firm- Akal Security has more than $1 billion in contracts
to guard more than 400 federal courthouses, eight military installations
- It's estimated that $1 billion US in trade crosses
the Canada-U.S. border every day.
- California: Sikh farmers account for 95
percent of the peach farming, 60 percent of prune farming and
20 percent of almond and walnut production in that region.
- US Census Bureau report says 66.7 per cent of
Asian households in the US have Internet access as against 59.9
per cent white households and 36 per cent each of Hispanic and
African-American segments. The US population as of July this year
is estimated at 295 million
- According to the US Department of Labour, taxi
driving is the most dangerous job in the country as these drivers
are 60 times more likely than other workers to be killed on the
- USA: Of the 293.66 million people in the US,
95.81 million (32.6%) are non-whites or Hispanic
- In USA. NRI convenience store owners control
joint purchasing power of $80 billion (about Rs. 3,600 crores)
- USA: India accounted for the second highest number
of legal permanent resident immigrants to the US last year. Indians
made up 70,116 permanent residents, second after Mexico (175,364).
- As per an estimate of the about 130,000 convenience
stores in the United States, nearly 80,000 are Asian-Americans
which include more than 65,000 Gujaratis. Both Georgia and Florida
has a massive concentration of Gujaratis as owners of convenience
- AAPI represents more than 40,000 physicians and
15,000 medical students, interns, residents and fellows of Indian
origin in the US.
- USA: Last year, about 1.56 million people filed
for personal bankruptcy, compared with 875,000 a decade earlier.
In 2003, bankruptcy filings peaked at 1.63 million.
- In the year 2004, US government provided $2.4
billion in food and cash and humanitarian relief ... That's
40 percent of all the relief aid given in the world last year.
- Students from India make up 14 percent of all
foreign students in the US
- The purchasing power of NRIs in the US
is estimated to be 254 billion dollars, which grew by 117 per
cent in the last ten years.
- More than two thirds of Americans use the Internet
and 90% of all Internet users have e-mail. 80% check e-mail every
day, and 50% check every week
- Over 20 percent of taxi drivers in Chicago are
from South Asia, the highest figure for all metro areas in the
US.There are also more doctors, engineers, scientists, accountants
and economists driving taxis in Chicago than in any other US city
- A record 51 million international visitors came
to the USA every year , the second-most visited country in the
world behind France's 75 million foreign tourists; Canada and
Mexico continue to provide about half the USA's visitors.
- More than a million vehicles were reported
stolen by law enforcement agencies in the U.S. every year,
yet most adults leave their car doors unlocked. Easy target for
theives- 55% door unlocked, 34% windows open, and 6% key in cars
- In 2003, Sino-US trade amounted to over $180
billion, while Indo-American trade was a mere $18 billion.